Charles Simonyi (GeekWire File Photo)

Congratulations, Seattle: You’re getting a space toilet

It just kept getting better and better at Seattle’s Museum of Flight today. First former, Microsoft engineer Charles Simonyi announced that he would be donating the Soyuz TMA-13 Reentry Module that returned him safely to Earth after his second trip to the International Space Station. He’ll be making the spacecraft available on a long-term loan to… Read More


Ex-Microsoftie Charles Simonyi donates millions to support ‘curiosity-driven’ research

Former Microsoft engineer Charles Simonyi and the Simons Foundation are pumping $100 million into The Institute for Advanced Study, a New Jersey-based organization that says its is “fostering fundamental research that advances our understanding of the world.” It marks the largest donation since the organization was started in the 1930s, and it is part of… Read More